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Anthony Moore; Deschutes County Jail

Redmond high-speed chase ends in crash, arrest

A high-speed chase of a reckless driver who ran a red light in southwest Redmond Friday night ended in a crash and arrest of the driver, a 23-year-old Redmond man, police said. But he only spent 33 minutes in jail before being released.

Lucy the dog Deschutes County

Deschutes County

When it comes to Deschutes County dog names, we love Lucy

In honor of National Dog Day on Friday, Deschutes County shared the most popular names among currently licensed dogs:

Reptile Zone burglarized by suspect overnight

Bend reptile store burglar caught on camera

A popular reptile store in Bend was robbed Wednesday night, and the suspect who broke through a window of the business was caught on camera.

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Armed man struck by Redmond PD car identified

A man who citizens reported was pointing a handgun at passing cars along a northwest Redmond street Thursday afternoon was struck by a Redmond police patrol car and seriously injured, authorities confirmed.

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Southeast Bend garage fire causes $50,000 damage

A passer-by spotted and called in a garage fire that caused $50,000 damage to a southeast Bend home Friday evening, officials said. The cause was traced to the failure of an outdoor lighting fixture.

Willow Creek Canyon fire retardant drop

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins

New wildfires stopped near Terrebonne, Madras, in Warm Springs

Three major wildfires broke out and were quickly tackled across the High Desert Friday, just hours after campfire restrictions began on Central Oregon public lands at the peak of fire season.

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Redmond horse tests positive for West Nile virus

A horse in Redmond has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first in Oregon this year and the first in Deschutes County in recent years, health officials said Friday.

Billedeau Road house fire

Lori Sullivan/Pedro Quintana KTVZ

Fire destroys home east of Bend; $800,000 in losses

A fierce fire destroyed a house east of Bend Friday morning, causing about $800,000 in losses and sending up a tall, black smoke plume visible for miles, but causing no injuries, authorities said.

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Lara pleads not guilty in Kaylee Sawyer murder

A former COCC campus safety officer accused of abducting and killing 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer on the Bend campus a month ago entered not guilty pleas Thursday afternoon to four counts of aggravated murder.

Deschutes County to accept rural pot business applications

Deschutes County lays out rural pot business rules

Deschutes County commissioners have given cannabis businesses in rural areas the green light. On Tuesday, planners held two workshops to talk about the new regulations with potential applicants.

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